Wedding Dresses


Prime Time Brides

by Bride Chic

Two factors propelled me in dreaming up this week's post: I caught a glimpse of Siri's Blue Ridge Coverlet from her latest collection, and a recent model of mine mentioned her mother wanted to model for me. This got me thinking about the kind of dress a prime time bride would wear, meaning someone over thirty who doesn't necessarily want to to look Boho or storybook-princess-sweet on her wedding day.  Because I create so many out-of-the-ordinary gowns, I've  attracted my share of ...

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Friends Don’t Let Friends Wear Ugly Dresses

by Claire

The Reformation believes in designing the most trendy, affordable, guilt-free dresses so that you can make your wedding however you want it to be. Their bridal collection, which launched this March, is full of offbeat, sustainable styles you may not normally see at the altar but definitley wish you had. Plus, the bridesmaids dresses are so fashionable your girls will want to wear them at every occasion possible! Find your reformation below and share with your bridesmaids: ...

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Glamorous Couture Favorites for Fall 2014

by Claire

Jean-Ralph Thurin has been designing wedding gowns with worldly sophistication since 2007, and these stunners 7 years later don't disappoint. Some of the best couture gowns of 2014 come from Jean-Ralph's impressive fall collection, including a couple unique knee and tea-length dresses for the offbeat bride. In every one of his creations, Jean-Ralph's focus on quality, uniqueness and design is unparalleled. But don't take it from us - explore each unique style below and Ideabook your...

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20 Euphoric Gowns from Eugenia

by Claire

Crystal beaded appliques, lace detailing, keyhole backs, stunning necklines...need I go on? Eugenia Couture's 2014 collection is one of the most varied and innovative collections this year. From Grecian to traditional to on-trend sheath gowns, these dresses are sure to fit any bride's style and wow guests on the big day. Not to mention that Eugenia employs zero-waste practices, meaning every scrap of fabric is used rather than discarded during the design process. What more is there to...

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NYC Bridal Market Trends for 2015

by Bride Chic

Now that the top designers have shown their stuff at NYC Bridal Market, what's the news for Spring 2015? I have to admit there are a few surprises. While not rampant down the runways, I particularly love the minimalist styles appearing for 2015. These designs feature pared down silhouettes like the sheath and slip dress in pure, luxe, and even shiny fabrics. The Great Gatsby-inspired embellishments aren't dissappearing however, and Grecian/Diva dresses with draped, billowing...

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A Girl’s Best Friend: Winnie Couture’s Diamond Label!

by Claire

Winnie Couture's Diamond Label is an exquisite collection of the most luxurious materials, Swarovski crystal appliques, and couture stylings. Priced between $3,600 and $7,000, these gowns are not cheap, but their beauty is incomparable. Each dress is dazzling with lace or crystal details and gracefully layered fabrics. Let the gowns speak for themselves: scroll through and comment below with your favorites! 

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Flattering Classics from Blue Willow Bridal

by Claire

Blue Willow Bridal by Anne Barge is a stunning collection of simple, sophisticated wedding dresses for classy brides. Defined by understated elegance and accented with beading and lace details, Blue Willow Bridal is a brilliant, if understated, designer. With Grecian and vintage themes, these gowns are perfect for brides looking for that traditional yet flattering style. Each gown is draped in just a way as to accent your figure perfectly, and make you feel beautiful on your big day!...

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Beyond Ruffles and Lace

by Claire

Della Giovanna's first ever bridal line launched this year for Fall 2014 with innovative bridal looks that turn tradition upside down. Using studs and leather in her designs, Michelle Della Giovanna creates edgy styles with echoes of New York City for contemporary, offbeat brides. Plus, Michelle is pioneering the bridal industry in other ways: she is one of the first designers to release a "bridal separates" line. Each one of the gowns below is made up of a corset and skirt...

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10 Gowns That Say Spring Perfect!

by Bride Chic

These few weeks right before Easter mark the inevitable "Spring has Sprung" cliche, but what a perfect time for weddings! What I love so much about spring is the new life it represents in the beautifully changing landscape. Spring bridal styles blend in seamlessly with this backdrop using floral head wreaths and flower applique on wedding gowns. Here are some of my fave spring looks. Can you find yours? Comment below with your top picks!  

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Modern Sophistication from Alana Aoun

by Claire

With the highest level of fashion and sophisticated refinement, Alana Aoun crafts her designer gowns to push the envelope of traditional wedding dress concepts. Based in Sidney, Australia, Alana can take a simple a-line wedding gown, add gold applique, and create a grecian-inspired masterpiece. Her unique fabric combinations and embroidery choices result in strikingly modern gowns that will grace any bride in contemporary beauty. Explore the spring 2014 collection below and Ideabook...

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The Free-Spirited Stylings of Maggie May Bridal

by Claire

Maggie May Bridal's 2014 Lookbook is romantic, whimsical, and dreamy. These gowns are perfect for the bride Maggie May describes as "a daydreamer, a free-spirited individual. She is young at heart & will always love the feel of her bare feet on the ground. A joyful, kind-hearted lover of nature, with a spiritual connection to her ancestors and past.
" Does this resonante in your free-spirited soul? If so, let Maggie May capture your imagination with the many romantic, vintage...

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Sexy Wedding Dresses with Attitude

by Claire

All the way from Beirut, Lebanon we bring you 30 stylish wedding gowns with fabulous flair. Gemy Maalouf is known for their glamorous and sexy bridal designs packed with attitude. From daring open backs, to high slits, to two-piece mermaids, each and every one of these gowns is exquisite and innovative. Gemy Maalouf's dresses push the boundaries of traditional bridal silhouettes to create out-of-this-world gowns you won't find anywhere else. Dare to explore all 30 stunners below and...

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18 Winnie Couture Gowns for the Glamorous Blushing Bride

by Claire

Winnie Couture's Blush Label gowns are sure to stun your guests and wow your groom. Designed by a husband-wife team, Winnie Couture has grandiose, feminine dresses in high demand across the world, and we can see why: the gorgeous silhouettes and intricate Swarovski-beaded bodices are unmatched.  But Winnie Couture is not for the faint of heart when it comes to your wedding budget; these gowns are high-end and lavish, so be prepared. However, if you are willing to spend for it, the...

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Val Stefani’s Swoon-Worthy Dresses of 2014

by Claire

From the Moonlight Couture fashion house we bring you Val Stefani: a feminine, elegant, and timeless couture bridal line we love! Val Stefani's 2014 collection features delicate beading, intricate lace, and cascading ruffles all made with the most luxurious of fabrics. Plus, this collection includes a bold pop of something blue that you don't want to miss! Val Stefani's hand crafted gowns are sure to make you swoon, so Pin your top picks below and save for later! ...

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Mod Cloth Goes Bridal

by Bride Chic

With so many companies and designers going bridal lately - Nordstrom, J. Crew, Anthropologie (aka BHLDN) and Ruche just to name just a few - Mod Cloth has finally hopped aboard the wedding train too! I'm just surprised it didn't happen sooner.  From about $100 to $300, you can get a chic wedding dress, short or long, perfect for the more casual or backyard wedding. Each dress is pictured in a gallery where you can add wraps, shoes, jewelry, and even lingerie to complete your look....

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20 Heavenly Gowns from Angel Rivera

by Claire

It almost seems as if Angel Rivera had divine inspiration for his 2014 couture collection. The gowns in this collection are truly heavenly, with intrigueing appliques, unique layering, and touchable fabrics. From fit-and-flare, to princess, to mermaid, to ballgown, Angel Rivera's styles are fit for any bride and fate may have it that you find "the one" in this collection! Some of our favorites? Reina, a modern gown sure to grab your attention, Juno, with sophisticated and modern...

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Bohemian Beauties from Made with Love

by Claire

There's a new indie designer on the block that's making waves in the bridal industry and is definitely one to watch. Although only in business since April 2013, Made with Love is an online boutique based in the Gold Coast and Sydney, Australia with gorgeous bohemian gowns and bridal accessories to die for! Founder and designer Carla started the company because she couldn't find "the one" when she was dress shopping for her own wedding, and the result is unique, individualized wedding...

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Old World Artistry Wedding Gowns by Sarah Janks

by Claire

Sarah Jank's Fall 2014 Collection is vintage, glamour and elegance all wrapped into one. With gold, a-line gowns featuring deep scoop necks or the delicate lace-embroidered overlays Sarah includes on many of her dresses, this fall collection inspires an old world feel with beautiful modern styling. Sarah Jank's designs are a step above the norm and will take your breath away. See the entire collection here, and share you faves in the comment section below!    

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Shimmering, Glittering Gowns from Moonlight Couture

by Claire

Moonlight Couture's Spring 2014 Collection shines bright amidst the many wedding gowns offered this season. With my particular love for mermaid, sweetheart neckline dresses, Moonlight Couture's collection could not be more gorgeous. Moonlight's designers incorporate amazing Swarovski crystal embroidery on many of the gowns, as well as impeccable lace, organza, and silk fabrics. With price points ranging from $1,450 to $3,330 and unique detailing on each and every piece, there is a...

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2014 Looks for the Alternative Bride

by Bride Chic

What do indie designers have in store for 2014? Offbeat dresses and head chic you will adore! If you're looking for that dress or accessory with a twist of cutting edge, a hint of costume or vintage chic, stop by Etsy rather than the bi-yearly NY Bridal Markets. Artisans  found on this mega site for the creative have the freedom as well as time to explore more inspiring options simply because they produce smaller lines. Below are some trends emerging on Etsy that I just love. Comment...

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The Best of the Indies

by Bride Chic

If you're looking for a wedding dress with special handcrafting as well as a certain panache the mainstream designers forgot, chances are you're perusing Etsy and discovering fabulous indie designers. An indie-designed dress has special touches you won't find elsewhere, innovative designs, and great finishing techniques. Etsy isn't the only place to find these beauties either; boutiques are springing up around the country exclusively featuring indie designers. Below you'll find the...

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15 Wedding Dresses for a Traditional Ceremony

by Azure

For brides-to-be planning traditional ceremonies in their places of worship, finding the perfect wedding dress has its difficulties. A sky high slit or deep plunging neckline with bare shoulders probably won't fly. So we did some work and rounded up the most stunning gowns for chapel, church, synagogue, and other religious ceremonies. Take a peek and see what we came up with... Aren't these dresses divine? It's amazing what sheer lace can do to transform a dress from daring to...

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Amazing Vintage Couture Gowns from Anne Barge

by Claire

Anne Barge's exquisite 2014 Black Label collection showcases 8 gowns intricately detailed with hand-beading and embroidery and completed with the finest fabrics. Anne Barge launched her first collection in 1999 and her gowns are still known as some of the most timeless, distinctive wedding dresses in the world. If you are looking for a high-quality, couture wedding dress to complete your elegant bridal look, these gowns are for you! Find your favorites below and Pin away!  ...

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